Elizabeth C. Meier

Elizabeth C. Meier

Madison – Elizabeth C. Meier, age 81, died on November 3, 2014 in Middleton, WI. Betty was born on April 10, 1933, the daughter of Albert and Rebecca Hansen.

Betty graduated from Edgewood High School, and attended Edgewood College. She was employed for many years by Dr.’s Joseph and David Doll, and in later years as a manager and rental agent for Midwest Management. Betty spent the better part of her life relentlessly rescuing lost and stray animals, especially cats, seeing they were fed and neutered, and finding loving, forever homes. Betty was known for her wonderful sense of humor – always making people laugh, whether she knew them or not, which was quite astounding considering some of the hardships she fell upon during the course of her life.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca (Philip) Olson, brother, Robert Hansen (Joanne), New York, NY, sister-in-law, Janet Hansen, New York, NY; grandchildren, Jeremy and Justin Olson, Jessica (Jason) Diermeier, Stacia Polinsky, and Eric (Jennifer) Polinsky; nephews David Johnson and Marc Hansen; niece, Nadja Hansen, and son-in-law, Michael Polinsky. Betty also has nine great-grandchildren. Other loving people in her life were her lifelong loyal friends, Lois Fraser, cousin Collette Murray, Jackie Ketchum, and Rhonda Dunn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Meier, daughters Lisa Schumann and Karen Polinsky, brother William P. Hansen, first husband, Robert M. Schumann, and sister-in-law, Helen Lavin.

At Betty’s request, there will be no service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetery, Westport, WI, where she will enter eternal life with her family, the Hansen’s and the Kennedy’s. We love you mom, and will miss you so much.

Betty’s family would like to give special thanks for the care she was given from the staff at the Villa’s of Middleton Village, Agrace Hospice Care, and a very special thanks to Nancy Wild of Dean Care who cared after Betty as if she were her own mother.

Memorials may be made in Betty’s name to the Dane County Humane Society or to Agrace Hospice Care, Fitchburg, WI.

Ecclesiastes 1:4 “A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.”